US Turns Blind Eye to Turkey’s Oil Business With Daesh

© AP Photo / Kevin FrayerTurkey is complicit in funding the Islamic State militant group through purchase on the territory of Turkey of crude oil stolen from fields captured by ISIL
Turkey is complicit in funding the Islamic State militant group through purchase on the territory of Turkey of crude oil stolen from fields captured by ISIL - Sputnik International
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The US is the only country to deny the hard fact that Turkey is buying oil from Daesh terrorists, the head of the State Duma’s International Affairs committee wrote on Thursday.

"Russia, Syria, Iraq, Greece and Israel have accused Turkey of buying oil from Daesh, but the United States is the only country which fails to see this due to its geopolitical myopia,” Alexei Pushkov wrote on his Twitter account.

During their meeting in Athens on Tuesday Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and his Israeli colleague Moshe Yaalon said that Turkey had been buying oil from the terrorists for a long time now.

Associated Press reporter Matt Lee reminded State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner of the department’s sharp and immediate condemnation of an Israeli shelling, which accidentally struck a school in Gaza last year. - Sputnik International
State Dept Disagrees With Claims of Turkey's Role in Daesh Oil Smuggling
Meanwhile, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the US had no tangible proof to substantiate the charges.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem earlier accused Ankara of buying oil from Daesh.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made a similar accusation in December 2015.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has already provided proof of the illegal oil trade between the terrorists and Turkey.

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